Lance Swigart

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Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen chat about current conditions in the garden & take calls from Redlands Mesa, Montrose & even Monticello, Utah.

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Host Jill Spears welcomes Lance Swigart and Lulu Volkhausen to the Bamboo Room for a lively spring gardening discussion.

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Our regular host Jill Spears caught a bug, so news host Patricia Naft filled in, with gardening guru Lance Swigart. More spring chores, & signs that the season is generally arriving weeks early this year.  

Week 2 of the conversation about seed saving between host Jill Spears & gardening expert Lance Swigart.

KVNF's gardening gurus discussed finishing up this year's garden and prepping for next year. Callers from Norwood & Nucla asked about the wisdom of adding potato foliage to the compost pile, and for garlic-growing advice.

Tip of the week: Don't burn fallen leaves! Doing that is like stealing nutrients from your soil, since the trees take up those nutrients to create the leaves in the first place. Better to just run the lawn mower over them & leave them to decompose, or, if you must rake, pile them up somewhere & wait for nature to turn them back into soil.

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KVNF's gardening gurus discuss late fall chores & take calls about storing root crops, etc.

As the harvest season continues, garden tasks shift to fall cleanup & the beginnings of winter prep.

Due to a PBKC* error, our copy of this episode is missing a couple of minutes at the beginning of the program. We apologize for the omission.

(*Problem Between Keyboard & Chair)

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Are they yams, or are they sweet potatoes? And why do previously-mild chiles suddenly get hotter?

This week's show starts with a reminder of the seasonal downside of gardening: cold, wet hands & wet muddy feet!

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This episode aired Tuesday, Sept. 16th, 2014.

Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart discuss this week's gardening tips & take calls.

Our regular participants are joined by permaculture expert Wind Clearwater.

As the Worm Turns episode aired Tuesday, July 29th, 2014.

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This is the final "short" version of 'As the Worm Turns,' as aired Monday, June 2nd, during Free Range Radio. Beginning Tuesday, June 10th, the feature expands to a full half-hour, live call-in format, airing every Tuesday at 6:30 pm. Be sure to tune in, and call 527-4866 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW with your gardening questions!

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Free Range Radio host Donna Littlefield talks with gardener extraordinaire Lance Swigart.

KVNF's "Guru of Gardening," Lance Swigart, keeps us informed about spring chores. He chats here with host Jill Spears

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KVNF host Cyn Holder chats with gardener Lance Swigart, who, like many in Western Colorado, is busy protecting his garden from the recent late spring snowfall & chilly temperatures.

The Tarps go on, the tarps come off... gardener Lance Swigart has been dealing with spring frost. He visits with KVNF host Jill Spears.

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Free Range Radio host Donna Littlefield chats with gardener Lance Swigart. They discuss using a kelp spray to help plants & trees survive spring frosts, along with spring planting chores.

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Free Range Radio occasional host Scramble Canton chats with KVNF's Gardening Guru Lance Swigart about early spring soil prep & planting .

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Monday, March 10th

KVNF host Donna Littlefield speaks with our regular gardening guru, Lance Swigart, about planting spring garlic & other early spring tasks.

As the Worm Turns, Monday, 2/17/14

Host Patrick Webb  is joined by gardener Lance Swigart & his special guest, Aaron Heideman, for more conversation about permaculture.

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Monday, Feb. 10th, 2014

Guest host Steve Hoffman is joined by gardener Lance Swigart & his special guest, Aaron Heideman, for a conversation about permaculture.

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Biodynamic Composting

Free Range Radio host Patrick Webb chats with gardeners Lance Swigert & Pat Frazier.

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As the Worm Turns, Monday, Jan. 27th, 2014

Free Range Radio host Donna Littlefield chats with gardener Lance Swigert & special guest Pat Frazier about biodynamics.

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As the Worm Turns episode aired Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

As the Worm Turns episode aired Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

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As the Worm Turns aired Monday, Jan. 6th, 2014

Listen to all the invaluable tips from local gardener, Lance Swigart, from the 2013 growing season. 

As the Worm Turns

Aug 14, 2012

“As the Worm Turns” is part of the “Free Range Radio” show that airs every Monday morning on KVNF.  It features an interview with local gardener Lance Swigart at about 10:05 am. Tips and tidbits from these interviews are posted here, and our listeners can make comments and ask Lance questions in the comments forum below.